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R&D 100 Honor Roll

Discoveries, developments, advancements, and inventions pouring from Los Alamos make America—and the world—a better and safer place—and bolster national security.

2013

  • KiloPower
  • Mantevo Suite 1.0
  • MiniMAX
  • Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS)

2012

  • MPDV: Multiplexed Photonic Doppler Velocimeter
  • U-Turn: Turning Uranium Around
  • Valveless Laser Processing
  • Sequedex

2011

  • NanoCluster Beacons: Shedding light on specific nucleic-acid targets
  • TAPSS: Trapped Annular Pressure Shrinking Spacer
  • Th-ING: Thorium Is Now Green

2010

  • DAAFox: Environmentally Friendly Secondary Explosive
  • MOXIE: Movies of eXtreme Imaging Experiments
  • Solution Deposition Planarization (SDP)
  • Ultraconductus: The World's Ultimate Electrical Conductor
  • Ultrasonic Algal Biofuel Harvester

2009

  • Artificial Retina Project—Restoring sight through science
  • High Resolution UV Relay Lens—A New Lens for Particle Size Distribution
  • LASONIX—A New Method to Fabricate Three-Dimensional Microelectronics
  • MAGVIZ—MRI for Carry-On Liquids
  • SIMTECHE—CO2 Capture Process
  • TeraOps—Supercomputing Power for Space Applications

2008

  • 3-D Tracking Microscope
  • Laser-Weave®: A new approach for synthesizing inorganic fibers

2007

  • Camera on a Chip
  • Portable Acoustic Cytometer

2006

  • ENABLE:Energetic Neutral Atom Beam Lithography/Epitaxy
  • Green Primaries: Enviro-Friendly Energetic Materials
  • MICHELLE: A Software Tool for Three-Dimensional Modeling of Charged-Particle-Beam Devices
  • PixelVizion: An NPU-Embedded Visualization Accelerator for Large Data Sets
  • Trident

2005

  • CartaBlanca: A High-Efficiency, Object-Oriented, General-Purpose Computer Simulation Environment
  • MESA: Measuring Enzyme-Substrate Affinities
  • nanoFoam: A Metal-Nanofoam Fabrication Technique
  • NESSUS: Probabilistic and Uncertainty Analysis for Large Scale Complex Systems

2004

  • Clustermatic
  • Confocal X-Ray Fluorescence Microscope
  • mpiBLAST: A High-Speed Software Catalyst for Genetic Research
  • Plasma-Torch Production of Spherical Boron Nitride Particles
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet Adapter: Speed Really Changes Everything

2003

  • CARISS: Integrated Elemental and Compositional Analysis
  • BASIS: High-Confidence Biothreat Detection and Characterization
  • FIRETEC: A Physics-Based Wildfire Model
  • Flexible Superconducting Tape
  • FlashCT™
  • Green Destiny
  • PowerFactoRE: A Suite of Reliability Engineering Tools for Optimizing the Manufacturing Process
  • Super-Thermite Electric Matches

2002

  • GENIE: Evolving Feature-Extraction Algorithms for Image Analysis
  • HDF5—Hierarchical Data Format

2001

  • Free-Space Quantum Cryptography
  • SCORR—Supercritical CO2 Resist Remover
  • Tandem-Configured Solid-State Optical Limiter

2000

  • Ande: Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation System
  • Electroexploded Metal Nanoparticles

1999

  • Acoustic Stirling Heat Engine
  • Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet
  • CHEMIN: A Miniaturized X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence Instrument
  • PREDICT—A New Approach to Product Development
  • Real-Time, Puncture-Detecting, Self-Healing Materials
  • REED-MD: A Computer Code for Predicting Dopant Density Profiles in Semiconductor Materials
  • The Sulfur Resistant Oxymitter 4000™

1998

  • Cyrax™—Portable, 3-D Laser-Mapping and Imaging System
  • Low-Smoke Pyrotechnics
  • SOLVE—Creating 3-D Pictures of Protein Molecules
  • Underground Radio

1997

  • ASR Detect—Diagnostic Method for Analyzing Degrading Concrete DryWash™
  • Falcon: Breakthrough Software for Simulating Oil Reservoirs
  • Rapid Size Analysis of Individual DNA Fragments
  • Plasma Source Ion Implantation for Enhancing Materials Surfaces
  • High Performance Storage System

1996

  • Transportable Remote Analyzer for Characterization & Environmental Remediation
  • PLASMAX—Plasma Mechanical Cleaner for Silicon Wafers

1995

  • Acoustic Resonance Spectroscopy Chemical Fill Detector
  • Hydride-Dehydride Recycle Process
  • HIPPI-SONET Gateway
  • The Índigo-830
  • Microsensor for Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Polymer Filtration System

1994

  • Bartas Iris Verification System
  • Directed Light Fabrication of Complex Metal Parts
  • Lattice Boltzmann Permeameter
  • Optical Biopsy System
  • Telemetric Heat Stress Monitor
  • Ultrasensitive Ultrasonic Transducer

1993

  • Miniature Elastic Backscatter Lidar
  • Phase-Sensitive Flow Cytometry
  • Selenium-Based Reagents for the Evaluation of Chiral Molecules
  • Ultrafast Infrared Spectrometer

1992

  • Animated Display of Speech
  • Cryogenic Diamond Turning
  • Plastic Dye Laser Rods
  • Portable Laser Spark Surface Mass Analyzer
  • Thermal Neutron Multiplicity Counter
  • Zeeman Refractive Index Detector

1991

  • Optical High-Acidity Detector
  • Resonant Ultrasound Inspection
  • Semi-Insulator Detector
  • Single Molecule Detector

1990

  • Broadband Microwave Absorption Spectrometer for Liquid Media
  • Coolahoop
  • Fast Agarose Gel Electrophoresis (FAGE)
  • New Class of High-Temperature Structural Materials
  • Solid-State Nitrogen Dioxide Sensor
  • Universal Process for Fingerprint Detection
  • Upconversion Solid-State Laser

1989

  • Conductive Lattices
  • FFT Flow Cytometer
  • Noncontact Screening System for High Temperature Superconductors

1988

  • HTMS Reference Electrode
  • Lattice Gas Algorithm
  • Mobile Beryllium Monitor
  • Nuclear Material Solution Assay System
  • Optical Microrobot Single-Cell Manipulator/Analysis System
  • Oriented, Highly Anisotropic Conducting Polymers
  • Photoinjector for RF Linac Accelerators
  • 32-Stepper Motor Position Controller

1986

  • Aurora Laser Beam Alignment System

1985

  • BHTP—A Unique Scintillation Compound

1984

  • Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage

1983

  • Transuranic Waste Assay System

1982

  • WC Field Computer System

1981

  • Radio Frequency Quadrapole Linac

1980

  • Portable Multichannel Analyzer
  • Wee Pocket Radiation Detector

1978

  • Diamond Machining of Optics
  • Electronic Device for Treating Tumors
  • Electronic Identification System

Innovations for a secure nation

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

Lab team makes unique contributions to the first bionic eye

The Argus II will help people blinded by the rare hereditary disease retinitis pigmentosa or seniors suffering from severe macular degeneration.

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